Loading Platforms – safe movement of goods on and off vehicles

LoadLift Standard - Side Door

LoadLift Standard

IconMax Working Load 250 kg
IconWeight 100 kg
IconFoldaway No
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Lightweight LoadLift

IconMax Working Load 100 kg
IconWeight 47 kg
IconFoldaway No
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LoadLift Oil Drum Type

IconMax Working Load 250 kg
IconWeight 100 kg
IconFoldaway No
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LoadLift Mail Type

IconMax Working Load 250 kg
IconWeight 180 kg
IconFoldaway No
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LoadLift Single Wheel Lift Type

IconMax Working Load 125 kg
IconWeight 60 kg
IconFoldaway No
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LoadLift Trolley Type

IconMax Working Load 250 kg
IconWeight 140 kg
IconFoldaway No
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SideLift 250

IconMax Working Load 250 kg
IconWeight 95 kg
IconFoldaway No
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SideLift 250 Tipper

IconMax Working Load 250 kg
IconWeight 95 kg
IconFoldaway No
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Why choose a hydraulic lifting platform?

Injury

Avoid injury – Remove the risk of manually loading heavy goods with mechanical loading platforms.

Lightweigh

Compact and lightweight – Our loading platforms are designed for easy storage to leave plenty of usable space and payload in your vehicle.

Manpower

Flexible working – Loading platforms can be installed on the side door or rear door for flexible loading and unloading.

Improve productivity – Cut a two-person job in half allowing you to use your workforce more effectively.

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Benefits of Loading Platforms

Injury

Reduced risk of handling injury

Mechanical lifting solutions remove the requirement to manually handle heavy loads along a ramp, reducing the risk of injury.

Design

Compact Design

Compact and foldaway design that leaves plenty of usable storage space in your vehicle.

Side door / rear door installation

Side door/rear door loading gives you the flexibility to load and unload either kerbside or in a yard.

Service

Lightweight

Low self-weight (starting at just 100kg) leaves your vehicle with a lot of loading capability.

Productivity

Improve productivity

Can be used by a single operator so what was once a two-person job can now be achieved with one person allowing you to use your work force more effectively.

International Exporters

Penny Hydraulics supply lifting equipment to over 25 countries around the world. Interested in finding out more?

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Regulation compliant

A breach of industry regulations can lead to hefty fines and in extreme cases, prosecution. As a manufacturer, we ensure all lifts that leave our factory are made in line with regulations to keep our customers on the right side of the law.

We also offer comprehensive servicing contracts that include bi-annual examinations and maintenance work to ensure your loading platform stays compliant over time.

Made in the UK, shipped worldwide

Our manufacturing facility is based in the heart of the United Kingdom allowing us to service the entire country with the help of our network of service engineers.

But we don’t limit our lifts to the United Kingdom. We also ship to over 25 countries across the world.

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Hydraulic platform FAQs

What is a hydraulic platform?

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A hydraulic platform is a type of vehicle-mounted loading platform that aids loading and unloading onto a vehicle. They come in many shapes and sizes depending on the shape and weight of the load being lifted.

At Penny Hydraulics, we manufacture a wide variety of loading platforms suitable for many different applications, vehicles, payloads and price ranges.

What is the lead time for a loading platform?

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Loading platforms typically have a lead time of 6–8 weeks from when you place the order.

Can a loading platform be fitted to any vehicle?

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In a word, no. It is important to consider vehicle stability, payload and axle loadings when specifying loading platforms.

We have to consider the carrying capacity of the vehicle and the realistic possible weight of the platform after accounting for any other auxiliary items (such as vehicle racking) and passengers.

The strength of the vehicle body and whether it can support the lift must also be considered. That being said, there is often work we can do to strengthen the body to a sufficient level to support the platform.

Our Area Sales Managers are experts in this topic and they will guide you through this, letting you know what models will be suitable for your vehicle.

What information do you need from me to specify a loading platform?

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To be able to specify a crane or loading platform we would need to know:

  • The type of vehicle
  • The voltage of the vehicle
  • How you want to load the goods
  • The weight of the goods you are wanting to lift

I need help specifying my lifting solution, what are my options?

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You can contact the sales office on 01246 811 475, contact your area manager or use the configurator.

What British Standards apply to a lifting platform?

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BS 7121-1 is the essential standard for those planning and carrying out lifting operations with cranes in the UK. BS 7121-1 gives recommendations for the safe use of cranes permanently or temporarily installed in a work environment.

BS 7121-1 covers the following for lifting operations:

  • Safe systems of work selection
  • Erection and dismantling
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection
  • Thorough examination
  • Operation
  • Planning and management

BS 7121-1 provides guidance on complying with the requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 1998 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. This standard is also used by Health and Safety Executive and Courts as an indication of good practice.

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